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India wins 1st ODI against England by 8 wickets

India claimed victory against England by 8 wickets with 59 balls to spare in the 1st ODI at Trent Bridge on Thursday. With a tough target of 269 to chase, Rohit and Dhawan got India off to the best possible starts. Kuldeep Yadav befuddled England batsmen with a captivating spell before Rohit Sharma’s great century saw India move to an eight-wicket victory in the first ODI. 

Deepika Kumari wins gold at Salt Lake World Cup in individual recurve final

Archer Deepika Kumari, who previously won four silver medals at an Archery World Cup stage, has finally succeeded in getting gold for India at Salt Lake. It is her first individual gold in five years at the Salt Lake World Cup. She competed against  Germany’s Michelle Kroppen and won by 7-3  in the recurve final. After this triumph, she will be representing India at the Archery World Cup Final in Samsun, Turkey in October.

Chennai Super Kings: The Ultimate Kings of IPL 2018

The Chennai Super Kings won the IPL 2018 against the SunRisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in the high-voltage clash at the overcrowded Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. All credit goes to Shane Watson's unbeaten 117 runs off 57 balls, that ultimately turned the match in favor of the CSK. It was an astounding comeback by the team after serving two years of the ban.

IPL 2018:Kings XI Punjab won by 15-runs against SunRisers Hyderabad, all credit goes to Chris Gayle's stupendous batting

The team of Kings XI Punjab marked a remarkable win by 15-runs against SunRisers Hyderabad in yesterday's match in Mohali. All credit goes to Chris Gayle for scoring 104-runs off 63-balls leading to the victory of its team by 15-runs. It was Gayle’s sixth century in the overall IPL seasons. After this match, Chris Gayle became the first player who has scored a century in the IPL 2018.

India positioned at third, grabs a total of 66 medals in the CWG 2018

Including 26 gold medals in its medal tally, India has earned the third position in the Commonwealth Games 2018 held in Gold Coast, Australia. With a total of 66 medals, it has surpassed its medal tally of Glagow Commonwealth Games 2014 by 2 medals. On the final day of the Games, Saina Nehwal claimed her victory by winning a gold medal in an all-Indian final of women's singles in badminton against P V Sindhu, who won a silver medal. Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won a  silver medal in the finals of the women's doubles in squash. The phenomenal Indian shuttler, Kidambi Srikanth also won a silver medal in the finals of the men's singles. Table tennis player, Manika Batra created history by winning the first ever women's singles table tennis gold for India. India is really proud of its 200-strong athletics, who  performed brilliantly throughout the tournament and ranked it on the third position. The total medal count of India comes to 66 with a total of 26 gold medals, 20 silver medals and 20 bronze medals. 

Shooter, Anish Bhanwala won India's 16th gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018

Anish Bhanwala has succeeded in getting India's 16th gold medal on Friday. He became the youngest gold medalist from India at the Games. Anish shot a total score of 30 to win the finals. He faced tough competition from 20-year-old Australian shooter, Sergei Evglevski and 28-year-old Sam Gowin of England. But he kept himself focused through all the eight rounds to finally, emerge on the top.

Om Prakash Mitharval wins second bronze medal in men's 50m pistol category

On Wednesday morning, Om Prakash Mitharval won his second bronze medal and secured a third place in the 50m pistol category at the Commonwealth Games 2018. He scored a total of 201.1 in the medal round to secure bronze medal. Earlier, he had won a bronze medal in men's 10m pistol shooting category.

Indian boxing legend, Mary Kom enters the finals of women's 48kg boxing category

On Wednesday morning, Indian boxer, Mary Kom, secured her position in the finals of the women's 48kg boxing category after winning her semi-finals.She defeated Sri Lanka's Anusha Koddithuwakku with 5-0 verdict. She became the first Indian boxer to get into the finals of the Commonwealth Games 2018.She will fight for the gold in the finals against Kristina O’Hara (Nigeria) and Tasmyn Benny (New Zealand). The final match will take place on 14th april.

CWG 2018: Jitu Rai wins gold, Om Mitharval wins bronze in men's 10m Air Pistol

On Monday morning, India again became proud when Jitu Rai won a gold medal in 10m Air Pistol category and set a new Commonwealth Games record.His compatriot, Om Mirthaval equalled the qualification games record and won a bronze medal in the finals. Mirthaval shot a total of 214.3 and lost silver to Kerry Bell of Australia, who shot a total of 233.5 in the game. With the addition of these two medals, India has won 15 medals since the last five days of CWG 2018. 

CWG 2018: Gold medalist, Tejaswin Shankar enters the finals of high jump category

Gold medalist at Youth Commonwealth Games and national record holder, Tejaswin Shankar entered the finals of the high jump competition after finishing ninth in the qualifying round. He finished a joint fifth in group A and ninth overall.  He made a start at 2.10m and cleared with 2.21m in final analysis.The finals of  the high jump category is scheduled on April 14.

Weighlifter Sathish Sivalingam bring India's third gold medal

Its a big day for India as the country won its third gold medal for weighlifting. Wighlifter  Sathish Sivalingam won a gold medal in the 77 kg category. Its a third gold medal for India so far after Mirabai Chanu and Sanjita Chanu in the opening two days in the weighlifting category. After three attempts, he managed to lift a total of 144 kg in the snatch and 179 kg in the clean and jerk in second attempt. He defeated his contender, Jack Oliver of England by 5 kg and secured the CWG title he won four years back in Glasgow. 

Woman weightlifter Sanjita Chanu wins second gold for India on the 2nd day of CWG 2018

Sanjita Chanu, a woman weighlifter, won gold in the women's 53 kg category for India on the second day of the competition. She lifted a total of 192 kg in the competition. She made a new CWG record by lifting 84 kg in the snatch category and then lifted 108 kg in the clean and jerk.She competed against Loa Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea and Canada’s Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet. She made her first attempt of 81 kg in the snatch and took the lead.

Dhoni Receives Padma Bhushan

 MS Dhoni, the former Indian cricket team captain, has been awarded Padma Bhushan. President Ramnath Kovind awarded the former skipper the 3rd highest civilian honour on April 2, 2018. The date is significant since it falls on the same day team India won the World Cup against Sri Lanka under Dhoni's captaincy. A number of ministers and players posted congratulatory messages for the cricketer on Twitter. 

Indian Premier League: Match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils rescheduled

The Indian Premier League(IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore & Delhi Daredevils has been rescheduled due to the Karnataka Elections. The match is preponed and will be played on 21st of April. The match was scheduled to be played on 12th May at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru but now the place is also changed. The match will be played in Delhi which is Royal's home.

IPL 2018: Steve steps down as Royals captain

Australian skipper Steve Smith has stepped down as the captain of IPL Team Rajasthan Royals, which is owned by Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra, in the upcoming 11th edition of Indian Premier League starting on April 7. Smith is given a one-test ban by ICC and this decision to step down came in the wake of the severe backlash he has faced after he admitted to ball tampering during the third Test against South Africa. Ajinkya Rahane, who is the Test vice-captain of India has been named as the new skipper of Rajasthan Royals.

Australia beats India by 36 runs in the 4th match

In Women T-20 series, Australia defeated India by 36 runs in the fourth match. India won the toss and invited the Aussies to bat first. India had to chase a score of 187 runs which they failed to achieve and lost the match. The final of T-20 series will be held on the 31st of this month.

Yuzvendra Chahal and Sundar climb in ICC Ranking

Yuzvendra Chahal, the Indian cricketer, has jumped two positions to the number two spot while Washington Sundar moved up 151 places to 31st in the latest ICC T-20 rankings for bowlers. Both the spinners made considerable gains in the tri-nation series in Sri-Lanka which India won after beating Bangladesh.

All England Open Badminton tournament: PV Sindhu storms into semi-finals

Indian Badminton player PV Sindhu stormed into the semi-finals of the All England Open Badminton tournament which is taking place in Birmingham on Friday. Sindhu will play against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi for a place in finals on Saturday. PV Sindhu is the open shuttler left in the tournament after HS Prannoy lost the quarter-final against China's Yuxiang Huang.

Indian women cricket team loses match

Indian women cricket team was defeated by 60 runs. Australia clinched the three-match ODI series against India on Friday at Vadodara. The first game was also won by the  Australian team at the same venue by 8 wickets.  

All England Championship: Saina crashes out

The Indian Star shuttler Saina Nehwal made a first-round exit from the All England Championship at Birmingham on Thursday. Saina was defeated by the World number one Tai Tzu-Ying from Chinese Taipei. This was the eighth successive loss of Saina to the Taiwanese wizard in five years. Another Indian player, Kidambi Srikanth was able to progress to the quarterfinals after beating Frenchman Brice Leverdez.

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